The Farrar, Straus and Giroux Poetry Blog

March 19, 2007

Philip Larkin

LarkinPhilip Larkin (1922–1985) grew up in Coventry, England. In 1955 he became librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death. He was the recipient of innumerable honors, including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.


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